A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a website hosting account from us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.